Cinema Nights at the Museum: Jacir

7-9:30 p.m. ET Saturday, April 20, 2024 
Cinema Nights at the Museum: Jacir

In-person at AANM
Purchase Tickets: Free for Members | $5 General Public

Join us for the screening of Jacir, which is the story of a young Syrian refugee who faces hard truths chasing the American dream on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee, while living in poverty, dealing with social injustice and witnessing his neighbor’s opioid addiction.

Immediately following the screening, we are pleased to be in conversation (in-person) with director, Waheed AlQawasmi!

Jacir / United States / 2023 / 105 minutes / English and Arabic with English Subtitles / PG-13 (sensitive topics, language)

About the Director

Waheed AlQawasmi is an Emmy Award winning director and producer. He has created content for a long list of notable clients, including GoDaddy, Cheerios, Reba McEntire and Zappos through his company, WAFilms. During his tenure with FOX Television, Waheed served as Creative Director, where he undertook launching promotional campaigns for TV shows such as The Following and New Girl. His short film Scorned was sold to Ouat! Media at the Nashville International Film Festival. Waheed directed a documentary entitled Lives Restarted, streaming on Amazon Prime, the documentary chronicles the immigrant journey of holocaust survivors from Europe to the USA. Jacir is Waheed’s debut feature film. He was born in Amman, Jordan and immigrated to the USA at the age of 13.

For questions, e-mail Dave Serio at [email protected].

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Aliya Hassan Auditorium

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